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What are some basic options available through WISA International’ Programs?
   
Why do an internship ?
   
Is there a time limit for the Internship?
   
What if I’m not a native English speaker?
   
Will I be paid for the Internship?
   
How much will the Internship cost?
   
What does the Internship fee include?
   
Is the application fee refundable?
   
Can I get credit with my University for the Internship abroad ?
   
Are there any special requirements needed to gain an Internship?
   
How long will it take to arrange my Internship?
   
Can WISA International arrange insurance?
   
What if my Internship interest in not listed here?
   
Can I obtain an Internship on another Visa?
   
What are my options for doing an internship abroad?
   
What is cultural shock and can interns suffer from this?
   
How can I prepare for cultural differences and feelings of homesickness or loneliness when I'm abroad? How will I feel when I finally come home after a long time abroad?
   
Can I receive credit towards my academic curriculum?
 
 
What are some basic options available through WISA International’ Programs?
Work Experience : Gain valuable training and experience by completing an internship with one of World’s leading organisations. English Language or study abroad: English language tuition is available to assist you gain the necessary English or any foreign language skills required for your internship. Study abroad options to different destinations in the world
 
Why do an internship ?
Many foreign universities and tertiary institutions require that students do internships either at home or abroad to gain practical experience and training related to their course of study. A meaningful work experience can also play an important role in personal development, particularly when this experience is in an international setting.

Working in another country as an intern or a paid employee requires that you understand the culture. While you are living and learning in another society, you will also be finding out how to do a job and adapt to a different working environment. Some of you may also be refining your foreign language skills while you are making professional and personal contacts for the future.

Finding the right work experience may take a while. Start early.

If you do choose to work in a foreign language that you've already studied, communicating in a foreign language at the workplace is certainly one of the most challenging parts of working abroad, but it should not intimidate you for several reasons.

First, you will be surprised at how comfortable you become in the language, since you will be immersed in it every day. Second, employers understand that you are not a native speaker and will have a certain level of patience for language difficulties you might have. Be ready to work hard, knowing your level of English will improve.

Finally, your superiors will be excited to have someone from another country working with them and will want their company to make a good impression on you. In short, do not be intimidated. The atmosphere probably won't be as stressful as you think.
 
Is there a time limit for the Internship?
There is no set time frame for internships and the duration is negotiated with your sponsoring trainer however generally trainers request a minimum period of 12 weeks, with a maximum period offered of 6 – 12 months depending on the program. We will negotiate the duration of your internship to suit your request. Internship durations vary from 12 weeks through to 12 months.
 
What if I’m not a native English speaker?
You will need sufficient English to be able to perform your duties and work efficiently in the working environment. Evidence of English language level required is IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550. You will limit your learning and opportunities if you do not have sufficient English. WISA International advise that applicants with limited English complete English Language Studies in home country prior to the commencement of your internship with one of our education partners
 
Will I be paid for the Internship?
Candidates who are selected for the Hospitality Program will have internships arranged on a paid basis.
 
How much will the Internship cost?
Please contact either WISA International or your local representative for specific information on the internship program fees.
 
What does the Internship fee include?
The internship fee includes all expenses associated with the arrangement of the internship, supply of the necessary documents to gain visa approval for the internship, support and assistance with the visa application, regular counseling support services for the duration of your internship, monthly newsletters, regular events in selected locations and supply of the Performance Statement from your sponsoring trainer.
 
Is the application fee refundable?
The application fee of program is a non-refundable administration fee for the services provided by WISA International to process your application and commence work arranging your internship in the field of your choice.
 
Can I get credit with my University for the Internship abroad ?
Yes, most of our interns are completing their compulsory practical component of their university studies. WISA International will supply the necessary documents for your university to ensure that you gain credit for the internship completed abroad.
 
Are there any special requirements needed to gain an Internship?
Yes, briefly these requirements include :
  • Details of completed or current studies listed in a current Resume – colour photo must be inserted in resume
  • Statement of results from your University (academic records)
  • Statement indicating that the internship is a requirement of your course or that it is endorsed and supported by the University and/or an employer.
  • Statement of Internship Objectives and how the internship relates to current studies or occupation
  • Evidence of financial support or training wage. This may be included in the home university letter, the training body letter or as a separate document.
  • Evidence of current Medical, Accident, Travel and Personal Liability Insurance – not required if insurance has been requested with us
 
How long will it take to arrange my Internship?
WISA International advises that you allow a minimum of four to three months to make the necessary arrangements for the internship and visa processing. Lead times for the programs vary from country to country
 
Can WISA International arrange insurance?
You must provide proof of accident, medical, travel and personal liability insurance prior to starting the internship. Yes, WISA International can arrange insurance if requested.
 
What if my Internship interest in not listed here?
Please just contact us with your request - WISA International boasts a 100% success rate with internships and we are sure that we will be able to assist with your enquiry.
 
Can I obtain an Internship on another Visa?
No, you cannot complete an internship on a different Visa even if you are eligible.
 
What are my options for doing an internship abroad?
WISA International has many partner companies Abroad and we offer a number of wonderful internship, language and volunteer programs in many countries – Contact us for additional information regarding the programs available.
 
What is cultural shock and can interns suffer from this?
For the interns such a change in the cultural environment can sometimes be overwhelming and a phenomenon known as Culture Shock may develop. A Culture Shock is a feeling of anxiety that comes from functioning in a entirely different surrounding. Australian Internships tries to limit this by providing support through constant communication with interns and providing regular social meetings. We actively provide an environment where interns can compare their similarities and celebrate their differences.
 
How can I prepare for cultural differences and feelings of homesickness or loneliness when I'm abroad? How will I feel when I finally come home after a long time abroad?
You might experience culture shock both when you go abroad and (more unexpectedly) when you return, since being immersed in a foreign culture changes the way you view your own.

Usually returnees are excited to see friends and family, but there is certainly a chance that you will find yourself bored after a few weeks at home. While you were off having the time of your life, having new experiences every day, life at home has probably not changed much since you left. When you get back you might want to embrace your culture again or even be temped to reject it.

Either way, you should give yourself time to readapt before forming any permanent opinions about your home.
 
Can I receive credit towards my academic curriculum?
Yes, you can. Many of our interns complete the practical requirement of their academic studies and gain credit for their internship completed abroad. Please advise WISA International if you wish to gain academic credit for the internships abroad. We ask that applicants seeking credit for academic studies supply all of the necessary documentation with their application. The team at WISA International will liaise with representatives from your university or college, if required, to ensure that all of the necessary academic documentation is completed and satisfactory.
 
 
 
 
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